There are several opportunities for members of the community, peers in recovery and professional providers to work with one another. These are typically known as community action groups. In Connecticut, some were known as CAC’s or Catchment Area Councils. Due to the merging of the regional mental health boards, these groups are extremely fluid and may change shortly. We will do our best to be as up to date as possible.
Alliance for Prevention Wellness – BHCare We foster positive mental health by preventing substance misuse and other health-risk behaviors, and by building resources that promote wellness. APW has engaged the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the Greater New Haven communities– churches, schools, business, human service agencies, neighborhood organizations, government offices, and concerned citizens of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds – in substance abuse prevention activities.
Serving: Ansonia – Bethany – Branford – Chester – Clinton – Cromwell – Deep River – Derby – Durham – East Haddam – East Hampton – East Haven – Essex – Guilford – Haddam – Hamden – Killingworth – Lyme – Madison – Meriden – Middlefield – Middletown – Milford – New Haven – North Branford – North Haven – Old Lyme – Old Saybrook – Orange – Portland – Seymour – Shelton – Wallingford – Westbrook – West Haven – Woodbridge
Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse (HVCASA) is a coalition of volunteers, citizens, and prevention professionals dedicated to developing and coordinating services that reduce the harmful effects of substance abuse and addiction on individuals, families, and children living and working in the twenty-two towns that comprise the Northwest corner of Connecticut. HVCASA facilitates the efficient use of monies by linking local services, and ensures sustainability by utilizing local resources and community partners in our efforts to create a drug-free community.
Bethel – Bridgewater – Brookfield – Cornwall – Canaan – Danbury – Goshen – Kent – Litchfield – Morris – New Fairfield – New Milford – Newtown – Ridgefield – Roxbury– Sherman, , Salisbury, , North Canaan – Washington, Warren Sharon,
Amplify, Inc., formerly known as the North Central Regional Mental Health Board (NCRMHB), has a long track record of rigorous evaluation of DMHAS-funded services, effective service planning, and informed advocacy for behavioral health services. Amplify, Inc. gives voice to consumers, family members, providers and all of the many organizations that have a stake in healthy citizens and communities
Andover – Avon – Berlin –Bloomfield – Bolton – Bristol – Burlington – Canton – East Granby – East Hartford– East Windsor – Enfield – Ellington – Farmington – Glastonbury – Granby – Hartford – Hebron – Manchester – Marlborough – New Britain – Newington – Plainville – Plymouth – Rocky Hill – Simsbury – Somers – Southington – South Windsor – Stafford – Suffield – Tolland – Vernon – West Hartford – Wethersfield – Windsor – Windsor Locks
RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) works to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults, and families by actively engaging organizations, public officials, and community leaders around issues that matter most to the community.
Serving: Bridgeport – Darien – Easton – Fairfield – Greenwich – Monroe – New Canaan – Norwalk – Stamford – Stratford – Trumbull – Weston – Westport – Wilton
Southeastern Regional Action Council SERAC: is one of five Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations funded through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Our goal is to unite the communities of Eastern Connecticut in order to reduce the impact of substance abuse and problem gambling disorders and to promote resiliency and positive mental health.
Serving: Bozrah – Colchester – East Lyme – Franklin – Griswold – Groton – Ledyard – Lisbon – Lyme – Montville – New London – North Stonington – Norwich – Old Lyme – Preston – Salem – Sprague – Stonington – Voluntown – Waterford